publication . Article . 2003

Use of blood lead data in epidemiological studies to assess and prevent childhood lead poisoning in Latin America

Isabelle Romieu;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2003 Journal: Salud Pública de México (issn: 0036-3634, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública
Abstract
La exposición al plomo es una amenaza seria para la salud de los niños, que se encuentra ampliamente distribuida en la Región de América Latina. Los funcionarios de salud pública necesitan identificar fuentes de exposición al plomo, así como sus efectos en la salud, para poder diseñar, implantar y evaluar las actividades preventivas y de control. Para evaluar la magnitud del problema del plomo es necesario definir tres elementos clave: a) las fuentes potenciales de exposición, b) los indicadores que se utilizarán para evaluar los efectos en la salud y la exposición en el medio ambiente, y c) las estrategias de muestreo de la población en riesgo. Se pueden utiliz...
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free text keywords: envenenamiento por plomo, lead poisoning, epidemiologic surveillance, child, envenenamiento por plomo/epidemiología, vigilancia epidemiológica, niño, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Virology, Humanities, Medicine, business.industry, business
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publication . Article . 2003

Use of blood lead data in epidemiological studies to assess and prevent childhood lead poisoning in Latin America

Isabelle Romieu;